IT Security

“Worker falls for email phishing scam”

On Feb. 28, 2016, the Snapchat team released an apology to its employees explaining that recently, one of its employees fell for a phishing scam and revealed some of its employees payroll information. Although company servers were not breeched, a number of employees have now had their identity compromised. The Snapchat team explained that the attack occurred last Friday, the payroll department was targeted by a scammer who impersonated Snapchat Chief Executive Officer who in the email phishing scam requested employee payroll information. Because the phishing email scam was not properly recognized as a scam, the requested payroll information was disclosed. The attack has been reported to the FBI. For the full story, click here